Textron Aviation Secures Brazilian Certification for SkyCourier Utility Aircraft

Textron Aviation Secures Brazilian Certification for SkyCourier Utility Aircraft

Textron Aviation has achieved a significant milestone as it receives type certification for its versatile SkyCourier twin turboprop utility aircraft from the National Civil Aviation Authority of Brazil (ANAC) on August 8th. The company anticipates a robust market for the Pratt & Whitney PT6A-65SC-powered twin in Brazil, which boasts diverse geographical features, remote locales, and a growing demand for air transportation, as stated by the aircraft manufacturer based in Wichita.

Lannie O’Bannion, Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Flight Operations at Textron, emphasized the aircraft's attributes, stating, "The Cessna SkyCourier’s exceptional payload capacity, short takeoff and landing performance, and cost-effectiveness make it an ideal choice for operators in Brazil." O’Bannion further noted that the aircraft offers ingenious solutions for a variety of missions and operational requirements.

The SkyCourier is renowned for its capacity to handle blue-collar utility cargo and service missions, recently achieving certification for its gravel-kit option tailored for unimproved runways. Designed with an expansive cargo door and a level-floor cabin, the freighter configuration can accommodate three LD3 shipping containers, accommodating an impressive payload capacity of up to 6,000 pounds.

Textron underscores the aircraft's versatility, highlighting its seamless adaptability across diverse mission profiles. Beyond cargo operations, the SkyCourier's flexibility extends to passenger transport, with the potential to seat up to 19 passengers. This adaptability makes the SkyCourier a well-suited choice for cargo delivery, passenger transport, and specialized mission operations, further enhancing its value proposition.
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